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Intense 2017 ACV Pro Bike - Unisex


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Beautifully spec'ed for ambitious all-mountain adventures and aggressive trail, the Intense ACV (Air Cushioned Vehicle) balances big-bike burliness with XC climbing prowess. Designed to accommodate tire widths up to 2.8 inches, it features a uniquely designed linkage system that boost stiffness and pedalling efficiency. 150mm in the front and 130mm in the rear means it can tackle pretty much any trail you throw at it, while the solid Reverb adjustable seat post offers up efficiency whether climbing or descending. To deliver a premium, well-rounded ride, the Pro Build draws on a golden mix of SRAM X1, GX and X01 components for a light and reliable 1x11 build.

  • Monocoque unidirectional carbon frame is insanely light, stiff and strong
  • JS Tuned rear linkage system results in an efficient, stiff and balanced ride whether climbing or descending
  • RockShox Pike RCT3 with 150mm of travel is tunable and can be locked out for efficient climbing
  • RockShox Monarch R Debonair rear shock is adjustable between 115 and 130mm
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seat post with 150mm of travel
  • 148x12mm spacing in the rear and 110x15mm in the front drastically boost stiffness
  • 27.5in+ DT Swiss M1600 Spline TWO wheels are designed for oversized tires
  • Maxxis IKON and REKON are 2.8-inch and offer excellent grip in varying conditions
  • Angular Contact/Collet Bearing System allows for easy maintenance
  • Tapered headtube shaves grams and improves stiffness
  • Integrated flack guards protect the downtube and chainstays from chain slap and rock lift-off
  • Internal routing prevents cable rattle and keeps them protected
  • SRAM X1, GX and X01 1 x 11 deraileurs and shifters
  • Race Face Next single crank is carbon fibre with a 32T chainring
  • SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm and 160mm rotors in the front and rear
  • Fabric Scoop Radius Elite saddle
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your Intense Bike to any MEC bike shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for 2 years after purchase
  • Based in Temecula, California, Intense Cycles have been building aggressive, game-changing and flat-out rad mountain bikes since 1993

Tech specs

Ideal for
  • Trail riding
FrameIntense ACV carbon
ForkRockShox Pike RCT3
Front travel150mm
Rear travel130mm
Rear shockRockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair
StemThomson Elite X4 31.8mm
SeatpostRock Shox Reverb Stealth with 125mm travel
HeadsetCane Creek 40
HandlebarsRenthal FatBar 31.8mm
Grips/tapeIntense Dual Density Lock-on
  • SRAM Guide RS (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversSRAM Guide RS
ShiftersSRAM X1
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)SRAM X01
Crank + ringsRace Face Next 32T
Bottom bracketRaceFace PF92
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)DT Swiss 240
DT Swiss 240
SRAM XG-1175 11-speed 10-42T
SpokesDT Competition
RimsDT Swiss M1600
  • Maxxis IKON/Recon 27.5 x 2.8
WheelDT Swiss M1600 Spline TWO
SaddleFabric Scoop Radius Elite
Made inTaiwan

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